Envato Studio’s new Audio categories are now live!

Hello everybody!

Riley from Envato Studio here with some exciting news.

We’ve been busy working with service providers to create a new suite of Audio categories. The following categories are now live:

These categories join our Voice-overs category to create a complete Audio category on Envato Studio.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of the submissions for this category from AudioJungle authors over the past few months- thanks to all who have submitted their interest so far.

If you are an AudioJungle author and would also like to be involved, you can complete a registration of interest form here.

Have an awesome day!


Thanks for devaluing an already devalued market even more. That’s actually quite an achievement.


What are the criteria for being accepted to the service?


Hello! There is a link to porfolio on a sign up page. Should it be Audiojungle portfolio or i need to make a new one special for Envato Studio?


That’s a valid point there. I already see someone offering up to 15 minutes of custom music for 100 bucks… I mean, really?? :frowning:


100 bucks for 15 minutes? Oh crumbs. Why bother. May as well get a job at the Buy More :grinning:

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I added a service there today for sound effect creation :smiley:

Well, low prices were expected from my side, but I am not sure this is something to wonder about, since we selling our tracks here for $19…

Anyway, I am really interested what is criteria of selection?

Vaild point. We’re playing our own part in this process and shouldn’t act surprised. And I’m not. Yet I still don’t want to just silently accept this.

There’s a HUGE difference between producing a track for a client (with all that entails - revisions, deadlines, a limited budget, tight creative restrictions, a CLIENT etc.) and producing a track on your own terms.

I hope that at least Envato doesn’t expect people to sell exclusive licenses via Envato Studio…?

To anybody offering their services there: Please consider raising your prices.


Seems like a small number of authors for such a large number of submissions. I saw a ton of responses to the thread relating to the first submission period and I know a bunch of top notch AJ authors who submitted but aren’t there. I’m assuming more are pending being posted from that first batch, correct? Or was that it?

Flagged post of @randomnoise? What?

While Envato considering the applications of not really lucky authors, there will be no sense to work on Envato Studio, because those authors who is currently there online, will rack up ratings and the number of jobs done, and thus would be incredibly difficult for new person to get the work at least for a penny…

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Where the materials I deliver to you are created by me specifically for the job, I assign all worldwide intellectual property rights (such as copyright) in those materials to you.
That is what I read in the Terms between the author and the buyer.
Do I understand it right, that I actually sell all my rights of created music to the buyer?


I was just about to write about that. Nobody seems to notice.

That’s right, when writing custom music for a client via Envato Studio an author is giving away all rights for the final result. Not a “perpetual worldwide exclusive license”. The copyright! This is not your music anymore if you sell it via Studio service.

Here is the answer from support when I asked to confirm if those points about custom “materials” apply to music services:

Envato Studio is a platform for buyers to get custom work created as per their brief. As such, the same answer applies to our Music Production category as it does to any other service offered on our platform. All jobs undertaken on Envato Studio are covered by our Services Agreement, which is itself the license between buyer and provider.

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Well, prices. A complex topic that can cause some controversy - especially in a globalized market like this. But flagging my post? But ok…

(@TitanSlayer: I completely understand where you’re coming from. I get that from your point of view my thoughts may seem unrealistic and/or even arrogant.)

I’m aware of our reality: We are in a brutally competitive situation with thousands of other composers and want to be successful - and getting into a market by offering the lowest prices is a natural reaction.

But shouldn’t ‘being succesful’ for every upcoming composer actually mean to be able to live off of composing music - at least in the long run? In other words: How many custom jobs for 250 USD can we actually complete in one month - and would the resulting income be enough to actually make a living or even support a family?

Please understand that who I’m criticizing are NOT my fellow authors - if at all, my critique is aimed at Envato, since I believe they (again) don’t see their responsibility here.

In MY ideal (and yeah, unrealistic) Envato world, Envato would:

  1. …set a minimum price for custom composing jobs.
  2. …only allow custom music to be licensed on a NON-exclusive basis.

Envato are in a position to set some ground rules to avoid at least the most extreme consequences of this destructive race to the bottom regarding prices. Why don’t they?

The only reason I asked the authors to consider raising their prices (and not Envato to change the rules) is because I saw a higher chance of authors actually thinking about this topic. I don’t expect Envato to raise an eyebrow.

And yes, I understand that it’s hard to define a ‘minimum price’ in a global market. The real value of money obviously completely depends on the country you live in.

Yet the gap I see is huge. Of course, I can only speak from my experience here in Germany (as a freelance composer, having done custom jobs as my main income for many years): If a client would ask for what is offered on Envato Studio (custom composing job, EXCLUSIVE license, several revisions, compose-record-produce-arrange-mix-master-deliver-on-time etc.) that would be thousands of Euros.

If anything, what I want is to make composers aware of the actual worth of their creations. Don’t give in too easily to the temptation of competing with the lowest possible prices. It will hurt everybody in the long run.


That’s generally the case with “work for hire” contracts. Plus, you have to be careful about making sure the agreement says you get to keep the songwriter’s share of performance royalties because they can take that as well if you don’t spell it out. That’s another question - if your music gets used in a broadcast, would you get performance royalties in this case. Did they address that in the agreement? I haven’t read the agreement because I don’t plan to apply. But, how does that work with Envato Studio considering AJ is “performance royalty free”? If you lose both copyright and right to performance royalties, I could not think of a worse agreement!

Im sure he forgot to add a zero in the price right? 1000 dollars for 15 minutes seems more likely.


please say im right.


I would even add another zero for 15 minutes considering envato takes 30%

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I’d say EU does not have big differences within itself. So yes, as an example: main theme for a mobile game, 2 minutes of music, exclusive rights - that would be starting from 2000 euros.


Certainly not. You don’t lose all credit working for hire. You just cannot sell it anywhere else when it’s exclusive (which can also be time limited).

The Agreement of the Envato Studio was simply not written with music in mind. The way it appears to be right now I can order custom music from you and then sell it as my own.

That’s the part I’m concerned about.

Could we have a staff member clarify this, please?

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